TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentSchool of Health Professions
AddressOne Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX 77030
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    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
    DepartmentDuncan Cancer Center
    DivisionCancer Center

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    R21CA090463     (JIBAJA-WEISS, MARIA L)Aug 1, 2002 - Jul 31, 2005
    Microworlds for Breast Cancer Risk Reduction
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R03CA070542     (JIBAJA-WEISS, MARIA L)Sep 30, 1995 - Sep 29, 1997
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R29HS008581     (JIBAJA-WEISS, MARIA L)Sep 30, 1994 - Oct 31, 2000
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Parker SL, Amboree TL, Bulsara S, Daheri M, Anderson ML, Hilsenbeck SG, Jibaja-Weiss ML, Zare M, Schmeler KM, Deshmukh AA, Chiao EY, Scheurer ME, Montealegre JR. Self-Sampling for Human Papillomavirus Testing: Acceptability in a U.S. Safety Net Health System. Am J Prev Med. 2023 Nov 05. PMID: 37935320.
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    2. Thompson D, Callender C, Dave JM, Jibaja-Weiss ML, Montealegre JR. Health equity in action: using community-engaged research to update an intervention promoting a healthy home food environment to Black/African American families. Cancer Causes Control. 2023 Sep 22. PMID: 37736870.
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    3. Mansyur CL, Rustveld LO, Nash SG, Jibaja-Weiss ML. Gender Differences in Self-Efficacy for Diabetes Self-Management Among Hispanics: The Mediating Role of Perceived Support and Depressive Symptoms. Sci Diabetes Self Manag Care. 2023 04; 49(2):91-100. PMID: 36942695.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Harrison AC, Kanwal F, Asrani SK, Thrift AP, Amos CI, Jibaja-Weiss ML, Montealegre JR, Hwang JP, Singal AG, El-Serag HB. The Texas collaborative center for hepatocellular cancer: Reducing liver cancer mortality in Texas through coordination, collaboration and advocacy. Front Oncol. 2022; 12:953933. PMID: 36059708; PMCID: PMC9437299.
    5. Rodriguez AM, Do TQN, Jibaja-Weiss ML, Chen L, Schmeler KM, Montealegre JR, Kuo YF. Human Papillomavirus Vaccinations During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Middle Schools in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Am J Public Health. 2022 09; 112(9):1269-1272. PMID: 35862887; PMCID: PMC9382169.
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    6. Lopez-Olivo MA, des Bordes JKA, Jibaja-Weiss M, Volk RJ, Suarez-Almazor ME. Preferred Strategies for Delivering Health Information to Patients With Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Qualitative Study. J Clin Rheumatol. 2022 Jan 01; 28(1):e102-e109. PMID: 33298811.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Mansyur CL, Rustveld LO, Nash SG, Jibaja-Weiss ML. Psychosocial Contributors to Depressive Symptoms in Hispanic Patients With Type 2 Diabetes. Sci Diabetes Self Manag Care. 2021 12; 47(6):415-424. PMID: 34715762.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Lopez-Olivo MA, Lin H, Rizvi T, Barbo Barthel A, Ingleshwar A, des Bordes JKA, Jibaja-Weiss M, Volk RJ, Suarez-Almazor ME. Randomized Controlled Trial of Patient Education Tools for Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2021 10; 73(10):1470-1478. PMID: 32583971; PMCID: PMC10521328.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Escobar B, Amboree TL, Sonawane K, Deshmukh AA, McGee LU, Rodriguez AM, Jibaja-Weiss ML, Montealegre JR. Human papillomavirus awareness among foreign- and US-born Hispanics, United States, 2017-2018. Prev Med Rep. 2021 Jun; 22:101379. PMID: 33996392; PMCID: PMC8102157.
    10. McGee LU, Parker S, Bulsara S, Escobar B, Kline KN, Jibaja-Weiss ML, Montealegre JR. Adolescent electronic cigarette counselling: knowledge, attitudes and perceived barriers among clinical staff in a primary care setting. J Eval Clin Pract. 2021 12; 27(6):1398-1402. PMID: 33624429.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. McGee LU, Ressler KS, Boom JA, Bulsara S, Sangi-Haghpeykar H, Jibaja-Weiss ML, Montealegre JR. Incomplete Records as a Leading Cause of Missed Opportunity for Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Initiation in a Safety Net Health System. Acad Pediatr. 2021 Sep-Oct; 21(7):1118-1125. PMID: 33359360.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    12. Montealegre JR, Anderson ML, Hilsenbeck SG, Chiao EY, Cantor SB, Parker SL, Daheri M, Bulsara S, Escobar B, Deshmukh AA, Jibaja-Weiss ML, Zare M, Scheurer ME. Mailed self-sample HPV testing kits to improve cervical cancer screening in a safety net health system: protocol for a hybrid effectiveness-implementation randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2020 Oct 21; 21(1):872. PMID: 33087164; PMCID: PMC7580009.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic HealthCTClinical Trials
    13. Ho LH, Montealegre JR, Al-Arabi S, Jibaja-Weiss ML, Suarez MG. Impact of Colonoscopy Preparation Video on Boston Bowel Preparation Scale Score. Gastroenterol Nurs. 2019 May/Jun; 42(3):251-258. PMID: 31145249.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Alden DL, Friend J, Fraenkel L, Jibaja-Weiss M. The effects of culturally targeted patient decision aids on medical consultation preparation for Hispanic women in the U.S.: Results from four randomized experiments. Soc Sci Med. 2018 09; 212:17-25. PMID: 29990671.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Lopez-Olivo MA, Ingleshwar A, Volk RJ, Jibaja-Weiss M, Barbo A, Saag K, Leong A, Suarez-Almazor ME. Development and Pilot Testing of Multimedia Patient Education Tools for Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 02; 70(2):213-220. PMID: 28464546; PMCID: PMC6442741.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Hoffman AS, Lowenstein LM, Kamath GR, Housten AJ, Leal VB, Linder SK, Jibaja-Weiss ML, Raju GS, Volk RJ. An entertainment-education colorectal cancer screening decision aid for African American patients: A randomized controlled trial. Cancer. 2017 Apr 15; 123(8):1401-1408. PMID: 28001305; PMCID: PMC5384861.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic HealthCTClinical Trials
    17. Dave JM, Thompson DI, Svendsen-Sanchez A, McNeill LH, Jibaja-Weiss M. Development of a Nutrition Education Intervention for Food Bank Clients. Health Promot Pract. 2017 03; 18(2):221-228. PMID: 27903768.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Ogunwale AN, Sangi-Haghpeykar H, Montealegre J, Cui Y, Jibaja-Weiss M, Anderson ML. Non-utilization of the Pap Test Among Women with Frequent Health System Contact. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016 12; 18(6):1404-1412. PMID: 26424729.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Kline KN, Montealegre JR, Rustveld LO, Glover TL, Chauca G, Reed BC, Jibaja-Weiss ML. Incorporating Cultural Sensitivity into Interactive Entertainment-Education for Diabetes Self-Management Designed for Hispanic Audiences. J Health Commun. 2016 06; 21(6):658-68. PMID: 27166651.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Mansyur CL, Rustveld LO, Nash SG, Jibaja-Weiss ML. Hispanic Acculturation and Gender Differences in Support and Self-Efficacy for Managing Diabetes. Diabetes Educ. 2016 06; 42(3):315-24. PMID: 27033722.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Ogunwale AN, Coleman MA, Sangi-Haghpeykar H, Valverde I, Montealegre J, Jibaja-Weiss M, Anderson ML. Assessment of factors impacting cervical cancer screening among low-income women living with HIV-AIDS. AIDS Care. 2016; 28(4):491-4. PMID: 26493859.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    22. Mansyur CL, Rustveld LO, Nash SG, Jibaja-Weiss ML. Social factors and barriers to self-care adherence in Hispanic men and women with diabetes. Patient Educ Couns. 2015 Jun; 98(6):805-10. PMID: 25819551.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Montealegre JR, Gossey JT, Anderson ML, Chenier RS, Chauca G, Rustveld LO, Jibaja-Weiss ML. Implementing targeted cervical cancer screening videos at the point of care. Patient Educ Couns. 2014 Dec; 97(3):426-9. PMID: 25269411.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    24. Rustveld LO, Valverde I, Chenier RS, McLaughlin RJ, Waters VS, Sullivan J, Jibaja-Weiss ML. A novel colorectal and cervical cancer education program: findings from the community network for cancer prevention Forum Theater program. J Cancer Educ. 2013 Dec; 28(4):684-9. PMID: 23943276.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Bekker HL, Winterbottom AE, Butow P, Dillard AJ, Feldman-Stewart D, Fowler FJ, Jibaja-Weiss ML, Shaffer VA, Volk RJ. Do personal stories make patient decision aids more effective? A critical review of theory and evidence. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2013; 13 Suppl 2:S9. PMID: 24625283; PMCID: PMC4044102.
      Citations: 63     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Giordano TP, Rodriguez S, Zhang H, Kallen MA, Jibaja-Weiss M, Buscher AL, Arya M, Suarez-Almazor ME, Ross M. Effect of a clinic-wide social marketing campaign to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection. AIDS Behav. 2013 Jan; 17(1):104-12. PMID: 22983536; PMCID: PMC3549045.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Gossey JT, Whitney SN, Crouch MA, Jibaja-Weiss ML, Zhang H, Volk RJ. Promoting knowledge of statins in patients with low health literacy using an audio booklet. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2011; 5:397-403. PMID: 21949603; PMCID: PMC3176179.
      Citations: 9     
    28. Palos GR, Mendoza TR, Liao KP, Anderson KO, Garcia-Gonzalez A, Hahn K, Nazario A, Ramondetta LM, Valero V, Lynch GR, Jibaja-Weiss ML, Cleeland CS. Caregiver symptom burden: the risk of caring for an underserved patient with advanced cancer. Cancer. 2011 Mar 01; 117(5):1070-9. PMID: 20960510; PMCID: PMC3065823.
      Citations: 49     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Jibaja-Weiss ML, Volk RJ, Granchi TS, Neff NE, Robinson EK, Spann SJ, Aoki N, Friedman LC, Beck JR. Entertainment education for breast cancer surgery decisions: a randomized trial among patients with low health literacy. Patient Educ Couns. 2011 Jul; 84(1):41-8. PMID: 20609546.
      Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Rustveld LO, Pavlik VN, Jibaja-Weiss ML, Kline KN, Gossey JT, Volk RJ. Adherence to diabetes self-care behaviors in English- and Spanish-speaking Hispanic men. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2009 Nov 03; 3:123-30. PMID: 19936154; PMCID: PMC2778413.
      Citations: 19     
    31. Linder SK, Hawley ST, Cooper CP, Scholl LE, Jibaja-Weiss M, Volk RJ. Primary care physicians' reported use of pre-screening discussions for prostate cancer screening: a cross-sectional survey. BMC Fam Pract. 2009 Mar 18; 10:19. PMID: 19296843; PMCID: PMC2666644.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    32. Hawley ST, Volk RJ, Krishnamurthy P, Jibaja-Weiss M, Vernon SW, Kneuper S. Preferences for colorectal cancer screening among racially/ethnically diverse primary care patients. Med Care. 2008 Sep; 46(9 Suppl 1):S10-6. PMID: 18725820.
      Citations: 85     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    33. Volk RJ, Jibaja-Weiss ML, Hawley ST, Kneuper S, Spann SJ, Miles BJ, Hyman DJ. Entertainment education for prostate cancer screening: a randomized trial among primary care patients with low health literacy. Patient Educ Couns. 2008 Dec; 73(3):482-9. PMID: 18760888; PMCID: PMC2867348.
      Citations: 51     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    34. Jibaja-Weiss ML, Volk RJ. Utilizing computerized entertainment education in the development of decision aids for lower literate and na?ve computer users. J Health Commun. 2007 Oct-Nov; 12(7):681-97. PMID: 17934944.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Hawley ST, JIBAJA-WEISS M, Krishnamurthy P, Vernon SW, Herbert N, Volk RJ. Developing a tool to assess preferences in minority and low literacy patients. J Health Disparities Research and Practice. 2007; 1:1-18.
    36. Jibaja-Weiss ML, Volk RJ, Friedman LC, Granchi TS, Neff NE, Spann SJ, Robinson EK, Aoki N, Robert Beck J. Preliminary testing of a just-in-time, user-defined values clarification exercise to aid lower literate women in making informed breast cancer treatment decisions. Health Expect. 2006 Sep; 9(3):218-31. PMID: 16911136; PMCID: PMC5060365.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Jibaja-Weiss ML, Volk RJ, Granch TS, Nefe NE, Spann SJ, Aoki N, Robinson EK, Freidman LC, Beck JR. Entertainment education for informed breast cancer treatment decisions in low-literate women: development and initial evaluation of a patient decision aid. J Cancer Educ. 2006; 21(3):133-9. PMID: 17371175.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Jibaja-Weiss ML, Volk RJ, Smith QW, Holcomb JD, Kingery P. Differential effects of messages for breast and cervical cancer screening. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2005 Feb; 16(1):42-52. PMID: 15741708.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic HealthCTClinical Trials
    39. Jibaja-Weiss ML, Volk RJ, Kingery P, Smith QW, Holcomb JD. Tailored messages for breast and cervical cancer screening of low-income and minority women using medical records data. Patient Educ Couns. 2003 Jun; 50(2):123-32. PMID: 12781927.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic HealthCTClinical Trials
    40. Jibaja ML, Kingery P, Neff NE, Smith Q, Bowman J, Holcomb JD. Tailored, interactive soap operas for breast cancer education of high-risk Hispanic women. J Cancer Educ. 2000; 15(4):237-42. PMID: 11199243.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    41. Jibaja ML, Sebastian R, Kingery P, Holcomb JD. The multicultural sensitivity of physician assistant students. J Allied Health. 2000; 29(2):79-85. PMID: 10874334.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    42. Holcomb JD, Smith QW, Jibaja-Rusth M, Kingery P, Buckner WP, Pruitt BE. Medical schools' role in improving K-12 health education. Acad Med. 1994 Nov; 69(11):900-1. PMID: 7945690.
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    43. . Breast and cervical cancer screening and detection: implications for physician assistant education and practice. J Am Acad Physician Assist. 1994; 7:499-507.
    44. . The multicultural sensitivity scale. J Health Educ. 1994; 25:350-7.
    45. . The health teaching self-efficacy scale. J Health Educ. 1994; 25:68-76.
    46. . Research and teachers: partners in comprehensive school health education. Health Values. 1993; 17:17-25.
    47. McLaughlin RJ, Holcomb JD, Jibaja-Rusth ML, Webb J. Teacher ratings of student risk for substance use as a function of specialized training. J Drug Educ. 1993; 23(1):83-95. PMID: 8487144.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    48. Thomson WA, Denk JP, Miller LM, Ochoa-Shargey B, Jibaja-Rusth M. Results of a summer academy to increase minority student access to allied health and other health professions. J Allied Health. 1992; 21(2):79-93. PMID: 1639721.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    49. . Who should teach school health: personal and setting characteristics. Health Values. 1992; 16:46-55.
    50. . Empowering health teachers through a summer institute in a research environment. Health Educ. 1991; 22:291-6.
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